Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (8/12/13): 14 Teams, No. 4 Pick, PPR Scoring
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Last preseason, we conducted one fantasy football mock draft per day using a mock draft simulator powered by FantasyPros.
Having begun our 2013 series of drafts on June 1st, we will continue to post our draft results and comments up until the start of the 2013 season on September 5th.
We will track all of the mocks here on this centralized page.
Like last year, I will vary the size of the league, the scoring format and draft slot and then post the results of my team with comments.
For today's mock, it is a 14-team point-per-reception (PPR) scoring mock and I had the No. 4 pick. The league starts one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex, one kicker and one team defense.
Here are my picks:
- 1.04 - Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: The bad: His heavy workload, a dip to 4.1 YPC last season and calf/back injuries in camp. The good: Foster has 5,702 YFS and 47 TDs, both of which are league highs, over the past three years.
- 2.11 - Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Drafting two players from the same team with my first two picks is something I'd prefer not to do, but Johnson is coming off his third season with 100+ receptions and 1,500+ yards over the past five years.
- 3.04 - Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: Typically, I would draft my second — or even third — RB at this spot, but I'm curious to see how my team turns out if I use a different approach.
- 4.11 - Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Gore is coming off back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons and has one of the league's best offensive lines opening his holes.
- 5.04 - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Although Bell is a bigger back (244 pounds), he is a good receiver out of the backfield and Todd Haley has described him as a "three-down back."
- 6.11 - Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: One of the best young QBs in the league, Luck has a new offensive coordinator, sort of, as Pep Hamilton comes from Stanford.
- 7.04 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Lacy should lead the team's backs in touches and get the goal-line carries for one of the league's most explosive offenses.
- 8.11 - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Although Steven Jackson will be more involved in the passing game than Michael Turner was, Rodgers had 53 receptions last year.
- 9.04 - Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: Cameron could have a breakout season in the Browns new TE-friendly offense.
- 10.11 - T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: As a rookie, Hilton had 50 receptions for 861 yards and seven TDs. A dangerous playmaker, Hilton's 17.2 YPR ranked fifth in the NFL.
- 11.04 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Sanders should get a huge boost in targets with Mike Wallace now in South Beach.
- 12.11 - Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions: With an amazing recovery from his second torn ACL in as many seasons, Broyles should be heavily targeted in the league's pass-happiest offense as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson.
- 13.04 - Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: I expect Bell to be the team's featured back, but Dwyer lost 20 pounds in the offseason.
- 14.11 - New York Giants D/ST
- 15.04 - Garrett Hartley, K, New Orleans Saints
- For all picks in the mock draft, click here.
Tomorrow I will do a 12-team standard-scoring mock with the No. 10 pick .